from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dew from the sea; sea dew.
  • n. Rosemary.
  • n. A fabulous sea animal which was reported to climb by means of its teeth to the tops of rocks to feed upon the dew.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The walrus: formerly imagined as a sea-monster which climbed cliffs to feed on dew.
  • Pertaining or relating to the walruses.
  • n. Sea-dew.
  • n. Rosemary.


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  • did anyone say indian yet? from the indusriver agate stones were either named for a river in sicily they were found by, or the river was named forthem pheasant comes from the phasis river flowing into the black sea at colchis rosemary may have its original name “rosmarine” from a proto-indoeuropean word which also became, rha, the scythian name for the volgariver.

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